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Apr 25, 2010 6:00pm EDT
of concern for us. another area of storms is moving out of virginia into western maryland near frederick county. that want thunderstorm cell gave indications there might be a tornado in the cloud. a tornado warning is in effect for parts of western frederick county and parts of washington county for the next 20 minutes or so. let me show you where the warnings and watches are in effect. there's a watch for thunderstorms over the entire area. the tornado watch is in red. we will talk more about the forecast for this evening in the week ahead coming up. >>> the same system responsible for our bad weather caused havoc down south after tornadoes yesterday. this is all that is left of the church in choctaw, mississippi. huge trees were uprooted. many fell on homes and other buildings. one man describes how he and his girlfriend barely escaped. >> the bricks and debris were flying. i was watching it all. i was trying to hold her down. i told them i could not feel my legs. everything was on top of me. >> according to the national weather service, the super cell produced at least two tornadoes.
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Apr 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the break. maryland looking for an incredible rally against virginia. we are growing their next in sports. >> is powerball, america's favorite jackpot game. estimated jackpot is $103.5 million. tonight you are multiplier is the no. 4. 15-59-52-10-31. your powerball tonight is the no. 4. no. 4. >> it is not today to cash in on the opportunity that today is international pillow fight day. in paris, the feathers were flying as dozens of fighters converged for a 15 minute by. a similar scene played out in brussels. earlier in the newscast, we showed you some of the more traditional easter celebrations both here and around the world. this is definitely not one of them. the royal easter show in sydney australia, organizers showcase -- ducks and dressed up in a homemade alcohol, that you are not seeing. -- homemade outfits. happy easter, everyone. >> the butler bulldogs never before past the sweet 16. that will play for a national championship. we can tell you all about it. moeller knocked of michigan state and one tonight, 52-50 -- but were knocked off of michigan state tonight. they celebrated
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Apr 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
and friends paid pulp -- final respects for those lost in that west virginia coal mining disaster. >> there is a reign of to the northwest. the forecast is coming up. the winds are, and the winds have dropped >> awarding tonight for facebook users. a new version of an old virus is making the rounds of the popular social networking website. it is being spread by a bogus message from a person claiming to be a friend, one to show you some sort of erotic video. it will send copies of the e- mail to your friends. the 2010 census deadline is a little more than a week away, but today some city residents received a knock on their door from of the motor face, baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake. she went door to door, urging residents to mail back their a census form. it is part of a campaign designed to increase the city's mail in rate. >> we are going until april 19. that is the deadline, and we want to make sure every single neighborhood is counted. we are making sure everyone is involved in this final push. >> for more on the 2010 census and to see the mellon rate for your neighbo
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Apr 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
after an explosion at a west virginia coal mine. >> the blast happened at the upper big branch mine, 30 miles south of charleston. >> an intensive rescue operation is underway tonight at the energy companies up for a big branch, in west virginia -- in a coal mine. it killed seven, but 19 are feared trapped. >> it is my dad. no one will tell us nothing. >> officials have not released a potential cause, but says the mine is equipped with enough oxygen and chambers to keep the miners alive for four days. this is the use -- worst mining accidents since 2007 in utah, that killed 6. 12 miners died and a mine in west virginia a year earlier. it says it will not release the names of the missing or killed minors until all of their family members have been notified. >> we have continuing coverage of the deadly explosion at the mine in west virginia and on our web site, wbaltv.com. >> a couple of big showdown deferred tiger woods -- for tiger woods. >> it is all part of this come back at the masters this week. jeff has the latest from augusta. >> tiger woods says he expects to be nervous when
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Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
that there were no explosives on board. >> the search for four missing coal miners in virginia could resume today. a vigil was held last night to honor the 25 miners who lost their lives during an explosion. >> today 3 began with crews working on the mind. >> we are focused. it is what it is. this is what we are dealing with right now. it is nothing compared to what the families are going through. >> as the rescue effort continues in the mountains of west virginia. >> it is very scary. >> we a learning more about what happened inside at the time of the blast. >> it became -- one survivor spoke about the incident. >> there was very severe wind, dust, dirt, debris blowing. >> he just started his shift. it quickly became clear that the dozens of his friends had been trapped. >>these guys are still in there. [crying] a lot of my very good buddies. people do not understand the camaraderie between coal miners. >> a bond that will close to 300 in the streets yesterday. they had a silent march in honor of those lost in those still missing. >> nobody understands what it is like coming from a coal mining t
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Apr 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
deepest condolences to the families of 25 west virginia miners killed in the worst u.s. coal mine disaster in decades. the blast happened yesterday at the upper big branch mine in the town of -- in a town outside of charleston. it is raising new questions about mine safety and whether federal inspectors failed to do their jobs. sally kidd has more. >> the white house says the president wants a thorough investigation into the cause of the blast and whether it could have been prevented. at the national prayer breakfast, president obama asked for prayers and that -- prayers for the victims and their families. >> pray for the safe return of men and women who put their lives on the line to save them and the souls of those who have been lost in this tragic accident. >> the company has a history of serious safety violations and has racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines in the past three years. >> what that suggests to you on the face of it is that there are problems here and that they're not being addressed. >> it raises questions about why inspectors fail to detect the potential fo
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Apr 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
this morning, breaking news overnight. the deadly mine explosion in western virginia. >> 25 have been killed, making it the deadliest accident in more than 25 years. they will continue to search for the remaining four missing miners. here are the late breaking details. >> overnight, the news from this west virginia mine only got worse. 25 have been confirmed dead. it was after a massive composure -- explosion. rescue teams poured into the remote areas in the west virginia mountains. >> we have seen a bunch of rescue teams go by. >> crews are pushing through the rubble after the blast, ultimately confirming the fears of so many waiting above ground. adding to their frustration, words that the effort to find four more miners has been put on hold. the condition inside the shaft is too dangerous to continue their search. >> if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been something unfathomable. >> all we can do as a community is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> families that understand the real dangers of the job. they have no way
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Apr 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
of the first potential drilling sites is off the coast of virginia and many republicans are calling that decision to drill an economic godsend but will baker.s out waters off the virginia site feed into maryland's ecosystem and said it will introduce a host of new pollutants into the bay and the potential for a disastrous oil spill. >> all of the mr. crabs born in a year or 90% of them could be affected by a bad spill. that could wreak havoc for watermen and crab lovers for a decade to come. >> others shared similar concerns. we'll have more on that coming up live at 6:30. mindy, back to you. >> that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of president obama's decision to open up coastlines to offshore drilling? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com, again, that's watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> today the obama administration is requesting that new rules to build more fuel-efficient vehicles become final. >> the new rules will be phased in by 2016 requiring cars and trucks on america's roads to get 35.5 miles a gallon. that's a nearly 50% increase. p
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Apr 25, 2010 6:30pm EDT
survived. kerry sanders tonight, thank you. >>> president obama was in west virginia today, carrying out one of the toughest duties any president has, serving as comforter in chief for the grieving. in this case, the loved ones of those 29 coal miners lost in a mining disaster just three weeks ago. nbc's mike viqueira reports tonight from beckley, west virginia. >> nothing i or the vice president or the governor, none of the speakers here today, nothing we say can fill the hole they leave in your hearts. or the absence that they leave in your lives. >> reporter: it's been three weeks since the worst mine disaster in 40 years. 29 west virginia miners lost at the upper big branch. today, after the catastrophe and the controversy, a time to mourn. >> these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> reporter: friends, family, and fellow miners gathered in beckley, the heart of coal country, where they heard president obama pledge the lives lost at the mine would not be in vain. >> our task here on earth is to save lives from being lost in another such tragedy. to do what
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Apr 8, 2010 5:30am EDT
with other nations on this issue. wbal tv 11 news. >> a virginia governor is apologizing for a major omission by not including slavery as a cause for the civil war. he was declaring april federal -- confederate history month. this is the first time in nearly a decade that virginia has observed this. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think about the decision to bring back confederate history month in the state of virginia? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com >> coming up, those with mild elegy problems may need to take medication to deal with our symptoms. >> and the bottom -- a bottom and believed to help pregnant women may not be as effective as previously thought. previously thought. hmmm, i'm losing energy this morning. did you have a good breakfast? nooo. here, try this, it's under three hundred calories and pretty satisfying. mmmm! tasty! looks like everything is back to normal. fight the morning fade in under three hundred calories. jimmy dean d-lights. shine on. >> welcome back. 73 degrees at the maryland science center downtown. that will
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Apr 13, 2010 12:00pm EDT
nine miners killed in west virginia were recovered. all 29 men have now been removed. 13 were removed saturday. the bodies will be sent to the west virginia medical examiner. virginia governor bob macdonald has restored funding for mine safety inspections. it is believed -- it is de two of the nuclear summit in washington. already, some developments, have the president of china saying he will join against -- sanctions against iran. the country had been reluctant. also, the ukraine has agreed to give up all of its highly enriched uranium used as nuclear fuel. meanwhile, iran has announced its own nuclear summit promoting its right. still to come, how young is too young when it comes to both talks? more women are trying it these days. the increase in 20-some things that are interested in the procedure. >> it is much cooler out there. details on when the chili snap will break. 51 at both harvard and the - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for
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Apr 9, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on early today, waiting for word. rescuers go back into a west virginia mine in a desperate search for four missing miners. >>> rolling up their sleeves, astronauts on space shuttle "discovery" get to work on their first space wa. >>> and stay out of the water. swarming sharks shut down beaches in florida. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with an all-out effort. after a day of agonizing delays, rescue crews are making their way back into a west virginia mine in search of the four missing miners from monday's deadly blast. >>> on thursday searchers came within 500 feet of a rescue chamber where possible survivors may be but were forced to turn around when the air became too toxic. nbc's jay gray is in naoma, west virginia. good morning to you, jay. >> reporter: good morning to you, lynn. they say they will get to the chambers this morning. the conditions are still sketchy in the mine. understand they're working right on the edge of a very dangerous situation with high levels of methane
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Mar 31, 2010 11:00pm EDT
drilling off the coast of virginia, fouth -- south to florida and parts of maryland. some leases are also approved in alaska. his plan, he says, will harness energy while protecting the nation's natural resources. >> in this announcement it's part of a broader strategy that will move us from an economy that runs on fossil fuels and foreign oil to one that relies more on home-grown fuels and clean energy. >> the chesapeake bay foundation warns -- caution that off shore drilling could have catastrophic controversy -- consequences, especially since one site sits near ocean city. >> environmentalists feel betrayed because president obama opposed off shore drilling when he ran for the white house. president president could win over key republican votes with this decision. >> the health of the chesapeake bay is a national priority according to an executive order issued by president barack obama last year. but now the president's approval of off shore oil drilling is causing environmentalists to question that commitment. >> i don't think it's a risk worth taking. i'd like to see wind energy deve
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Apr 7, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast tonight, the mine disaster in west virginia. the agonizing wait. the search for survivors and the company's safety record. >>> a state of emergency for a key american ally. what it could mean for the u.s. war effort. >>> chain reaction. why some smokers get lung cancer and others don't. something new tonight that could lessen the risk. >>> and air rage. what more can they charge for? the anger over an airline's plan to charge to carry on a bag. tonight we'll hear from the man in charge. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>. >> good evening. we received word late today several ambulances were moving toward the entrance of that mine in west virginia. while we wanted to be hopeful tonight, there is no such news from deep inside the ground there they are still drilling holes into the mine, but the air is too toxic and dangerous in there. it's been a setback for the rescue effort. while nothing will save the 25 confirmed dead, there is a lot of attention being paid tonight to the safety record of this mining company. we have
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Apr 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
overnight. the deadly mine explosion in western virginia. >> 25 have been killed, making it the deadliest accident in more than 25 years. the remaining four missing miners. here are the late breaking details. >> overnight, the news from this west virginia mine only got25 have been confirmed dead. it was after a massive composure -- explosion. it occurred monday afternoon. rescue teams poured into the remote areas in the west virginia mountains. >> we have seen a bunch of rescue teams go by. >> crews are pushing through the rubble after the blast, ultimately confirming the fears of so many waiting above ground. adding to their frustration, words that the effort to find four more miners has been put on hold. the condition inside the shaft is too dangerous to continue their search. >> if another explosion had occurred, we would have lost 50 rescuers. it would have been something unfathomable. >> all we can do as a community is come together and pray. we are all coal mining families. >> families that understand the real dangers of the job. they have no way of coping with what has happened her
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Apr 6, 2010 6:30pm EDT
>>> on our broadcast here tonight -- desperate hours at that mine disaster in west virginia. an amid the staggering death toll, new questions now about the mining company's safety record. >>> what did he say on live television about why a big american ally has been acting strange lately? >>> a matter of faith during a huge scandal, the catholic church makes a big change in a big part of america. >>> making a difference for children who are facing the fight of their lives. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. >>> and the latest outrage in the air. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television it was a catastrophic explosion deep under ground and the loss of life is staggering, even for the coal mining industry in west virginia that has seen so much tragedy over the years. tonight, 25 miners are dead. another four are still missing. there's a herculean and urgent effort under way by rescuers to drill several holes as deep as 1200 feet down to release trapped gas inside the mine. our correspondents have been covering this tragedy ever since first wo
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Apr 10, 2010 6:30pm EDT
ignore recommendation not to land? >>> mine tragedy in west virginia. we now know what happened to the last of those missing miners and why the search took so long. >>> a a adoption scandal. the latest tonight on the little boy put on a plane alone, sent back to russia by the american woman who adopted him. >>> and the mystery, a first look in years at the relic some believe is holy. others say it's hype. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening from the white house and capitals around the world, condolences are being offered tonight to the people of poland after a tragic plane crash that has claimed the lives of that country's president, his wife and many other prominent officials. in all, 97 people died when the jet went down on a flight from warsaw to russia. tonight the polish government, an important american ally is devastated by the loss of not only its president, but its deputy foreign minister, head of national security, and a number of lawmakers who are among the victims. tonight at this late hour, back in warsaw, an outpouring of emotion continue
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Apr 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
of roanoke, virginia. roanoke, virginia. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the institute of medicine is putting pressure on the fda to lower the amount of sodium and americans' diets. it is in processed foods like soup, pizza, and deli meat. there is a report from the iom that says neither the companies or the government has done enough. the average consumer eats about double the salt that they actually need. it could lead to hypertension and other health problems. dodge the fda should regulate it like it does many other substances that are not considered safe at all levels. >> they are considering the recommendations. from better to sweet. there is concern over sweeteners found in processed foods and beverages. the higher amounts of these additives could increase the risk of heart disease. doctors say if you're concerned about heart disease, you will have to look at your added sugar intake. the new study adds to the body of evidence that suggests eating a lot of hard red meat increases the risk of b
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Apr 21, 2010 4:30am EDT
of virginia. so for washington, d.c. to virginia beach to norfolk, you do need your umbrella this morning. it should be beautiful this morning. northern plains look pretty good. at least for today denver should be good, and much of texas should be okay, but there will be scattered strong storms as we go throughout the next couple of afternoons. that's a quick look at your wednesday forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. salt lake city, utah, this morning has been seeing some stormy weather mostly to the north of you. so in the rockies, it's kind of the worst of the weather today. raleigh, north carolina, showers and storms also for you. well, we'll take a look at where more of that wet weather is located when i come back. >> all right. thank you, bill. >>> well, apple delivers, delta sees brighter skies, and proof you really can advertise anywhere. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, talk about therapy material, kim kardashian wishes she hadn't posed for "playboy" and blames her mom. >>> the celtics roll without kevin garnett, the n
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Apr 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
in west virginia, the president and vice president join the community still reeling from the deadliest mining disaster in the decade. it was a tribute to the 29 miners who lost their lives. ♪ >> in west virginia, an emotional farewell to the 29 miners lost in the worst mine accident this nation has seen in 40 years. president obama, joined by vice president biden, was there to pay his respects to those who perished. >> these miners lived as they died, in pursuit of the american dream. >> he paid tribute to those who go back into the minds every single day. one by one, the loss minors names were read aloud. their family members filed in, and a helmet was placed on a wide cross. it has been nearly three weeks since the deadly explosion at the upper big branch line. the investigation is just beginning. the operator is facing scrutiny for a long string of safety violations, but on this day, the focus is on the lives lost and those left behind. >> these were hard brick -- are working and brave men. >> a tiny community, overwhelmed by grief, but supported by those who consider the miner's
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Apr 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
>>> this morning on early "today," tragedy in west virginia, a deadly explosion rocks a coal mine in the worst u.s. mine disaster in decades. >>> switching sides. afghan president hamid karzai threatens to join the taliban. >>> and, kings of the court. duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become duke just slip by america's favorite underdogs to become ncaa top dogs. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a devastating disaster. there are now at least 25 confirmed deaths, and four unaccounted for after an explosion ripped through a west virginia coal mine, in the worst u.s. mining disaster since 1984. a search has been halted for the four missing miners who would have enough food and water to survive for 96 hours, if they are alive and mobile. the explosion happened yesterday afternoon, about 30 miles south of charleston. the federal mine safety and health administration says miners were leaving on a vehicle that takes them in and out of the long shaft when the blast happened. now, the cause of
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Apr 8, 2010 4:30am EDT
to slim down russian and american arsenals. >>> holding on to hope. rescue crews in west virginia get the green light to search the mine for four missing miners. >>> and what was he thinking? what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight what a foreign diplomat did to spark a bomb scare on a flight to denver. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning, i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with a fresh start. president obama is in the czech capital of prague this morning to sign a new strategic arms reduction agreement with russia. the so-called new start treaty replaces the expired 1991 treaty committing the u.s. and russia to significant cuts in their nuclear arsenals. while the deal is a major step toward obama's goal of a world without nuclear weapons, it also offers a chance to repair soured relations with moscow. nbc news political director and chief white house correspondent chuck chad joins us with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you said, president obama just arrived here a little less than a half-hour ago. he's now
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Apr 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
in a west virginia coal mine has left 25 dead and four missing. while desperate rescuers drill ventilation holes into that damaged mine, the history of that mine is coming to light. a startling number of safety citations, some 600 total violations over the past year and a half. but this morning the focus of both a small town and the nation is on finding those four missing miners. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: as the sun set over the mine, the first holes were being drilled down into the chamber were four men might still be alive. it's a tricky job. >> it isn't as simple as sitting on top of a mountain and penetrate 1g,100 feet and hitting where you want tohit. >> reporter: 25 miners confirmed dead, four missing. could the four have survived? >> nobody knows so everybody's going to cling on to the hope of that miracle. >> reporter: the methane explosion was powerful. the mine has been cited for 124 violations. >> we know it wasn't operating safely, we wouldn't have had a an explosion. >> reporter: local residents are in agony. >> you can't imagine unless you have someon
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Apr 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
energy developed offshore. >> one of the first potential drilling sites sits off the coast of virginia. republicans call the decision to drill an economic godsend. >> the good news is virginia is ready to go. >> will baker of the chesapeake bay foundation says waters feed into maryland's ecosystem. >> it is close to maryland city and virginia beach. the waters are as much a part of the chesapeake bay as this water behind me. >> banger believes drilling will introduce a host of new pollutants into the bay. >> all of the blue crabs born in a year or 90% of them could be affected by a bad spill and that could wreak havoc for watermen and crab lovers all over the by a. >> others share similar concerns. the chair to have s wildlife subcommittee says spills happen with the most responsible drilling. spilled oil does not stop at the state border. the entire region must have a say before starting any activity that puts our fisheries and seafood and tourism industry in jeopardy. >> it will not immediately lead to cheaper gas prices. they predict it will take years frr the oil to make its way fr
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Apr 11, 2010 11:00am EDT
-active on mideast peace. and going south -- whats it for this praise for the con federacy in virginia? do republicans have a new southern strategy? hi, i'm chris matthews. catty kay, dan rather, heelen cooper and davidition -- ignatius with me. first up, president obama has a supreme court pick to make and washington's got a hot new debate to be -- topic. just -- justice john paul stevens has been the linchpin on the supreme court and finding the right person to replace him -- dan, a place to make history. will he go for it? >> he'll go for it. knowing the republicans will fight it to the last. we have to understand stevens hasn't been just one of nine. this is a historic figure. much seniority he has. seniority is huge in this issue. and the third thing to keep in mind is the modern history of the court has been each time the court has an appointee, the appointee is the -- to the right of the person sher succeeding and whomever he appoints will be to the right of stevens. chris: wow. heelen, is there much talk at the white house, which you cover, about finding a leader, not just a member
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Apr 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to the west of us in parts of pennsylvania and west virginia but nothing of much consequence if you widen the view, you see a cold front associated with thunderstorm activity up near the great lakes. that is on its way later today. we will detail how that affects the end of your day today and what happens once it passes through and how it affects her weekend weather. 18th wasn't quite the birthday that devon did this expected to get. he was found guilty of "tens of attempted murder for the shooting that wounded two children the case presented them with more than their share of hurdles. >> witnesses were going underground, we had witnesses who could not be located, we had witnesses who recanted their statements. we had witnesses who want to take their fifth amendment privilege. we had witnesses that could not be relocated after they recanted her there were so many issues than he could be sentenced to life imprisonment. his attorney is already filing an appeal. a former teacher's assistant and howard county school system is accused of sexually abusing some of his students. the 38-year-old i
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Apr 12, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, and it is now positioned over virginia. that is going to be the impetus for low pressure to develop tomorrow, and as a result, we are going to see a much different weather pattern. in the meantime, plenty of sunshine, 66 to 71 degrees. the only other thing we are dealing with today is pollen. extremely high today in the trees. that is what is causing you to sneeze and have those watery comic itchy eyes and sinus problems. more on the seven-day coming up. >> people round the world -- actually, we are moving onto a different story. a man is dead this afternoon after a reported armed robbery in east baltimore. shots were fired around 10:40 last night along the 1100 block of north avenue. the victim was shot multiple times. he later died at the hospital. right now no word on a motive for possible suspect. in northwest baltimore, city police have a new homicide case on their hands. the victim was shot to death just before 9:00 sunday morning alongside an alley in the 5500 block of denmark avenue. enmore -- of dan avenue. this man was arrested after stabbing and 18-year-old man multiple times satu
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Apr 26, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. company officials say they will relocate from los angeles to northern virginia. they will make the announcement tomorrow. officials say he will not disclose exact location. the company has more than 21,000 local workers. for the next few weeks, getting through downtown baltimore will take longer than normal. >> thousands up ford's have hit the recall list. a problem could further injured passengers and drivers in an accident. >> ben roethlisberger made his first day out after getting smacked with a six-game suspension. see what he has to say about his punishment and his behavior. >> there is a tornado warning for st. mary's county and southern maryland. when will the sun settled wet weather pattern move out? >> 43,000 ford vehicles are on a recall is tonight. it includes the infusion, the explorer, and the explorer sport track. the consumer report says there are problems with the the recliner's gears and the head restraint could month back with a crash. consumers should take their vehicles back to the dealer for repairs. >> if you live or work in downtown baltimore, we have a t
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Apr 6, 2010 9:00am EDT
and sad day in moncoal, west virginia, where at least 25 coal miners lost their lives after a massive underground explosion. four miners are still missing, but rescuers were forced to call off the search for those miners temporarily this morning because of high levels of methane gas. inside studio 1a in new york, i'm matt lauer, along with al roker and msnbc's tamron hall. natalie is on assignment. >> as we've been reporting, this is the worst coal mining disaster in a quarter century. the blast occurred 3:00 local time, but safety officials say the mine has a history of violations for not properly ventilating methane gas which of course as we all know is highly combustible. >> there are, however, air-tight chambers inside the mine stocked with food, water and enough oxygen for trapped workers to survive for up to four days. meantime, president obama is offering his condolences and any federal help that west virginia may need to deal with this disaster. >>> let's get a little more on the situation now from nbc's ron mott in naoma, west virginia near the site of the accident. ron, good
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Apr 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
are starting to dry just a little bit. southwest virginia coming up towards roanoke. that will make its way up toward charlottesville. probably won't really impact our region until the middle of the day tomorrow. i've been the main rush-hour will be tomorrow evening's rush- hour. we can use rain. 70 degrees at the inner harbor. the normal high as 66. the low was 39 at bwi marshal. the tree pollen came down a little bit today. 65 both checking in at 66 degrees down toward the coast, with the future cast trowing range staying in virginia. we will wake up a cloudy skies as they increase overnight. temperatures will not be as chile. the system is not very strong. it has an area of low pressure tracking east and trying to draw moisture out of the goal -- out of the gulf. this is followed by high- pressure through thursday. it starts to have our way for the weekend. moving off the coast tomorrow, showers may redevelop on thursday, and the next threat of rain won't arrive until late evening. we will try to move it in our direction. it will be cooler tomorrow because of the clouds, showers, and the br
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Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> the republican party is energized. it started in virginia, went to new jersey and then the massachusetts miracle -- absolutely, we think we can replicate that here in maryland. >> they're hoping that their message will do well received in a state where registered democrats outnumber republicans by a ratio of two to one. >> i think they have been had by the governor, by the president, by mr. hoyer, the whole thing. we have been sold out. >> i actually grew up in public housing, but we were never taught that anybody you that -- oh does anything. i'm getting tired -- that anybody owed us anything. and getting tired of that. and i do not hear them talking about the things we really do need. >> governor ehrlich is obviously our best chance. he has name recognition. he does not have to spend a penny on that. that is a big plus. but we need to make sure that there is a checks and balances in that government. it does not matter if you're a democrat, an independent, or a republican. you have to have checks and balances. >> there's also a lot of optimism about the expected race in maryland's first congres
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Apr 9, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, the effort to find missing miners in west virginia. plus, a little boy >> the search for the four miners in west virginia has stalled again, this time over a fear of fire and explosion. it is another setback in the miners saying since monday. before being sent back this final time, crews did find one at refuge chamber, but it was empty. they are using cameras to inspect another one. a 7-year-old boy was abandoned by his mother and sent on a flight to moscow. he had an english note attached to him. the mother said that she could not handle the boy and had to send him back. according to his adoptive grandfather, he was violent. -- adopt a grandmother, he was violent. the incident has prompted local authorities to ask how the 7- year-old was able to get on a plane by himself. still to come, we will tell you how life is being made easier for those w >> toyota executives thinking of local dealers for helping them rebound from millions of recalls. toyota executives withheld information about accelerator problems. the company faces a $16 million fine for the cover-up. despite the bad news, toky
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Apr 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
the decision to bring back confederate history month in the state of virginia? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com and officials say someone tied a dog to a pole on easter sunday. and a group of kids around 13 years old pummelled the dog with bricks. a man tried to save the dog and was hit by the bricks. they both are doing well. the dog will soon be put up for adoption. >> the search for four missing coal miners in virginia could resume today. a vigil was held last night to honor the 25 miners who lost their lives during an explosion. one survivor spoke about the incident. >> there was very severe wind, dust, dirt, debris blowing. these guys are still in there. [crying] a lot of my very good buddies. people do not understand the camaraderie between coal miners. >> officials say it is unlikely they will find the remaining four miners alive. coming up, talks between air carriers may mean you will pay more this summer. >> a soldier captured in afghanistan. >> more weather and traffic w >> welcome back. 73 degrees at the maryland science center. a warm start for us. it will
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Apr 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
news, west virginia. >> the u.s. army is pulling the welcome mat on several fast food restaurant operating at bases in afghanistan. the one to terminate burger king, pizza hut', , because they take of the valuable resources like space and water. they are in a war zone and not an amusement park. that brings us to our watercooler question of the day. what do you think about the army pulling these restaurant chains from bases in afghanistan? email us your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> coming up, caught red handed. a florida man cannot escape the scene of his crime. >> and president obama is he ya know, i'm really glad we finally decided to see where raisin bran crunch is made. yeah, this trip is way overdue. i just can't wait to see all those crunchy flakes in action. i hope i get a chance to put two scoops!™ of raisins in some boxes. you know what will really get us in the spirit? ♪ 99 boxes of raisin bran crunch ♪ ♪ if you're nice to me i'll share some with you ♪ ♪ you take one down ( and pass it around ) ♪ ♪ 98 boxes of raisin bran crunch ♪ three tasty
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Apr 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
resume earlier today in west virginia to find four miners believed to be under the rubble after monday's explosion. officials now say the -- they had suffered a setback because of dangerous levels of gas underground. >> it has been in another setback for rescue teams in the mounds of west virginia. >> as they are traveling into the mind this morning, we had some consecutive samples that indicated an explosive mixture. >> a mixture of methane gas and carbon dioxide and hydrogen, to explosive for rescue teams to continue their work. drilling on a second ventilation shaft should be finished soon, which will double the efforts to make the mind safe. that will still take time, extending the agony for family members who have been waiting three days for any word about their loved ones in the mine. >> the bigger, the better. >> tommy davis lost three family members in the blast, including his son. it always talked at shift change, but he had no idea that monday's conversation would be their last. >> i turned around and walked away from him. i walked down and said levy, buddy. -- love you, budd
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Apr 15, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. petersburg, west virginia, 82 degrees. we may hit the 80 degree mark in some spots around here tomorrow. as the warmer air is moving in, the one -- warm front is triggering quite a bit of showers. the spotty showers in western pennsylvania. there is and i've had a chance that a brief shower will come -- there's an outside chance that a brief shower will come to western maryland tonight. 51 to 58 for the overnight low with a west wind averaging 5 miles per hour. chicago is back into the 80's. cincinnati, 81. charleston, west virginia, 83. right on the heels of this warm air is another front and this one is going to bring in shot of cool air for the weekend. we will see at least some sun tomorrow and then in the late afternoon, early evening as the cold front is approaching for a shower or thunderstorm, chillier with brisk winds and highs only in the 50's. computer models are generating snow showers in the higher elevations of western maryland for the weekend. for our region, partly cloudy through the day and a thunderstorm likely through the evening. in an ounce, they will get the shower
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Apr 6, 2010 7:00am EDT
explosion in west virginia. four miners are still missing, but because of dangerous levels of toxic gas, rescuers have been forced to temporary halt the search. all family members can do is wait and pray "today," tuesday, april 6th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning, i'm meredith vieira. >> i'm matt lauer. >>> it is devastating and a frustrationing situation down in west virginia where rescue workers have now been forced to suspend their search for four missing miners due to high levels of methane gas. at least 25 people are now confirmed dead due to monday's explosion in what is now this country's deadliest mining disaster in a quarter century. officials are hoping the four men were able to reach one of several air-tight safety chambers where there is food, water and enough oxygen to survive for four days. >> at this point the cause of the explosion which happened 3:00 local time monday afternoon is still unknown but mine something a very dangerous profession and there have been deaths at this particular mine in the past.
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Apr 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
of the oldest justice, a new fight looms over a replacement. >>> at the mine disaster in west virginia, as families begin burying the lost, the rescue effort enters a desperate stage. >>> adoption scandal. why would an american parent send a russian boy back home all alone? and what now for other american whose want to adopt? >>> making a difference by giving people exactly what they need. >>> also tonight, guess who may be engaged again? "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. former president gerald ford once said it would be fine with him if his entire presidency was judged only by the man he put on the supreme court. president ford had just one chance to name one justice and he chose john paul stevens of chicago. a recent poll showed only about 1% of americans knew his name, but his rulings as a justice affected every american in this country. today justice john paul stevens, the oldest member of the court, the most senior justice, the leading liberal announced he's leaving the bench. president obama now gets to appoint his second
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Apr 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
be turning in their favor. >> the republican party is energized. it is pumped. it started in virginia, went to new jersey, and that the massachusetts miracle -- absolutely we think we can replicate that in maryland. >> the rematch with gov. martin o'malley is clearly welcomed here. >> he has name recognition. he does not have to spend a penny on name recognition, and that is a big plus. we need to make sure that there is a, again, a check and balance in our government. it does not matter if you're a democrat, an independent or republican, you have to have checks and balances. >> i think we are ready to take our country back. i have lived in maryland my entire life and i'm tired of being run by democrats since 1886. time for a big change. >> i like the governor. i have campaigned for him before and plan to campaign for him again. >> the hope is that their message can take hold in maryland. >> we were never taught that anybody 0 does anything. i'm getting tired of that. -- that anybody owed us anything. and getting tired of that. and they're talking about cutting things like firemen and teach
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Apr 10, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> yes. 5:29. 43 degrees. the tragic result for the search for four west virginia miners. >> rescuers worked their way back into the mine and were close to answering the big question -- are any of the four missing miners still alive. >> west virginia's governor announcing the final four missing miners were not found alive. >> welcome back to "11 news saturday morning." thanks for joining us. >> john is here with another look outside. it was almost 80. >> all of a sudden we jumped to summer and we want to stay there. and it was the nice part of summer, too, because it wasn't humid. spring is like that. april can have highs and lows and all kinds of stuff. it technically can even produce a little snow. >> oh, don't say it. >> they probably saw a few snow flakes as the recommend -- remnants of that weather maker came through. it takes longer for new england to see spring the way we all envision spring. they are getting the colder side of it. there is a new area of rain coming in from the cold front along with wisconsin, minnesota, michigan this morning. we'll talk about temperatures on o
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Apr 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
a safe shaft into the mine before then. >> we will continue to follow the west virginia mining disaster on our website. we have posted the latest updates, video of rescue workers and a timeline of other disasters. go to wbaltv.com and you will find the link on the homepage. >> and other cities like new york, los angeles and chicago are seeing a spike in violent crime, but baltimore is seeing a decline. in fact, it is the lowest rate of violent crime in more than a decade. >> watching the homicide numbers over the years, of course, there has been tremendous concern as they have increased. now police are saying they're at in a 33-year -- they are at a 33-year low. >> we are far from winning the race, but we're on the right track. >> from january to the beginning of april, they investigated for the murders. the latest was at the end of march when a man was shot multiple times in the head. police found his body in the lincoln park area of west baltimore. they compared these 40 murders to the 60 that they had at the same time last year. they claim that homicides are at a 33-year low. >> the
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Apr 7, 2010 7:00am EDT
that west virginia mine where 25 workers died so the search can begin again for those four missing miners. the sister of one of those missing speaks out in a live terview this morning. >>> how did she know? new evidence including secret jailhouse letters in the casey anthony case. prosecutors say it shows the florida mother knew specific details of her 2-year-old daughter's murder before police told her about them. >>> and royal wedding? is prince william finally set to announce his long-awaited engagement to girlfriend kate middleton? speculation sweeping in from across the atlantic "today," wednesday, april 7th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. >>> the frantic round-the-clock work in west virginia has not stopped. crews try desperately to reach those four missing miners that's been more than a day and a half after monday's explosion that killed 125 others. >> right now teams are working as fast as they can. we understand they completed one of those ventilation hole
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Apr 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
news jay gray has the latest from gray county, west virginia. >> an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine some time after midnight. >> we're going to be in a position this morning to make a mad dash. >> carrying four extra oxygen masks, the crew will push towards two reenforced safety chambers. experts agree the only way the four missing miners could have survived was if they made it to one of these two chambers filled with food and oxygen. >> i have been praying and i hope my miracle will come true. >> they must also prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the bodies of the miners that were lost. >> we have to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame but we will try to do this as soon as possible. >> i believe the families are relieved knowing this process is starting which the end will be near. >> a somber journey home for a group of miners now embraced and remembered as heroes here. >> now officials are in constant communication with rescue teams a
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Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
the roof, trying to flee the same way, and falling from the ceiling at least six times. >>> in virginia, mall-goers were in for quite a surprise when a disoriented deer crashed through the window of a coffee shop and then ran into the shopping center. security cameras captured the animal dashing through the halls. unfortunately, though, the deer had to be put down due to the injuries it sustained. >>> and in arizona a woman and her belgian shep period are turning crime-fighting into a business. dar go and his owner are a certified drug detection team. his expertise is now being used by schools, businesses, even concerned parents for about 150 bucks an hour. >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> see, i was thinking that was such a great idea. why couldn't anybody train their dog to be a drug dog. the problem is you'd have to have truck drugs to train it. >> yeah. hopefully you don't have it. it's being put to good use, which is good. >> if you can get it trained
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Apr 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that commitment. environmentalists say the waters of the virginia side feed into maryland's ecosystem. >> all of the blue crabs born in the year, 90 percent of them could be affected by a bad spill, and that could affect the watermen, crab lovers, and the whole bay for a decade to come. >> some share similar concerns, but most republicans say the decision to expand offshore drilling is a godsend. the obama administration finalizes the new rules requiring car makers to build more fuel-efficient vehicles, which would mean changes to the road, the air, and your wallet. the rules would require cars and trucks on america's roads to get 35.5 miles to the gallon, almost 80% more than they get now. some environmentalists believe we will see 20% less greenhouse gas emissions when it is all said and done. as for savings, the prediction is drivers will save $3,000 in gas over the life of the card. -- car. the baltimore city council president is answering questions raised by the lebanese team regarding his residency in baltimore city after an investigation of the water bills of his madison street home su
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Apr 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
environmentalists concerned. one of the first potential drilling sites is off the coast of virginia. many republicans are calling it an economic godsend. pointing out water taufs virginia site feed into maryland's ecosystem. they say there is the potential for the disastrous oil spill. >> all of the blue crabs could be affected by a bad spill and that could wreak havoc for a decade to come. >> others shared similar concerns. we'll have more on that part of the story coming up at 5:30. back to you. >> all right, thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what do you think of president obama's decision to open up coastlines to offshore drilling? you can email your response to watercooler at wbal-tv.com. >> the new rules will be phased in by 2016 requiring cars and trucks on america's roads to get 35.5 miles a gallon. that's a near 50% increase. >> those new standards will be finalizes reducing our dependence on oil and helping folks spend less at the pump. my administration is upholding its end of the deal. >> we're pleased that there is going to be one clear nationa
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Apr 12, 2010 4:30am EDT
explosion at a west virginia mine killed 29 people today they'll begin the grim task of trying to figure out what went wrong. authorities are blaming high levels of methane gas for the deadly blast, toxins that are now holding up the recovery of the remaining bodies inside. >>> in northern ireland, an early morning car bombing outside a spy agency is being blamed on the irish republicanen party. it came just hours before police and justice pours were being transferred. no serious injuries have been report jood new details in the death of beloved stage and screen actress dixie carter. according to her publicist, she died in houston saturday of complications due to cancer. and imagine battling a sticky bolt. 215 mile ace above the earth. that's what two crew members of the space shuttle "discovery" did sunday before they successfully attached a cooling tank to the international space station. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will open today. the s&p nudged up 7 points, the nasdaq went up 17 points. taking a look at overseas trading that morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 47
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Apr 1, 2010 4:30am EDT
: the president is ok'ing drilling off the coast of virginia, south to florida, not further north, not in california. some new leases okayed in alaska. environmentalists are upset. >> there's not much oil and gas. it looks like a side show. it could ruin beaches and tourism. >> reporter: even though they demanded more drilling republicans are hailing a positive step. >> the good news is that virginia is ready to go. >> reporter: and barack obama now hopes to get republican votes in congress for his upcoming energy climate change bill. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, capitol hill. >>> a federal judge ruled wednesday government investigators illegally wired telephone conversations without a search warrant. the lawsuit was the last act of case pending that challenged this so-called warrantless wiretapping program, which was ended in 2007. the wiretap involved a conversation between a foundation member and the two lawyers about a recent treasury department declaration that the group supported terrorism. legal experts say the judge's ruling focused narrowly on this specific case, touch
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Apr 26, 2010 11:00pm EDT
virginia. the company is already one of d.c.'s largest employer with more than 21,000 workers. maryland, d.c. and virginia has been vying to make a home for that company. >> you should soon see more selection the next time you check out of those red box movie rental key can i oskses. >> ford recall. which models still ahead. >> it was a deserving guilty verdict. >> and before he steps away from the state prosecutor's office, robert rohrbaugh talks about the trial he will perhaps be most remembered for, that of mayor sheila dixon. >> a restaurant had a guest dinner tonight. why this event is particularly timely. >> the rain continues to fall in areas tonight, and we will track those showers on doppler. plus the insta-weather plus seven-day forecast which shows a drying trend and a warm up. right now, temperatures in the 50's, the winds calm and the >> well, immigration continues to be the talk of the town in our nation's capital. a fundraiser was held for the immigration outreach center. they have helped about 5,000 immigrant families adjust to their new culture over the past decade. >> we
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Apr 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
virginia. >> what the government is doing with a middle eastern diplomat who caused a scare. >> most upstanding citizens. >> the cold front will really dropped the temperatures over the next couple of days. some showers in the area right now. so send us your answers today. and mail back the census. because they're the first step toward a happier, healthier community. fill it out and mail it back today. toward20 census., healthier community. >> the middle eastern diplomat who set off a national terrorism scare will not be criminally charged. air marshal's restrained him after he apparently tried to hein the airplane bathroom. enforcement agents said he joked about setting his shoes on fire. authorities say they do not think he was trying to hurt anybody. >> a late breaking update from west virginia. it will be a bit longer before crews can enter the mind. four people are still missing. federal officials said more air testing is needed before rescue teams will be allowed to enter the mind for the search. there within 500 feet of an air tight chamber where minors are thought to have sou
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